On April 27, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party issued a new working document (WP 155 rev.04) on frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to binding corporate rules (BCRs). Two new FAQs were adopted: (1) FAQ 10 deals with the relationship between EEA data protection laws and BCRs; and (2) FAQ 11 relates to the reversal of the burden of proof in the context of BCRs. The Working Party reiterated that, although BCRs may offer an adequate level of protection
to personal data being transferred within the same company, they do not exempt multinationals from complying with national data protection laws and taking local compliance steps. The Working Document is available here.